World-wide sales of

The Music of Life

around 20,000

"The answer to The Selfish Gene"


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Paton Lecture

Genes and Causation

Biophysics and Systems Biology

"Letter from Lamarck"

Selfish genes

Molecular Systems Biology

Systems Biology: an approach

Selfish genes: are they of any use in physiology?

A Theory of Biological relativity

Physiology is rocking foundations

Evolution evolves

Evolution beyond neo-Darwinism

Origin of Epigenetics


Music of Life Sourcebook

The set of articles up to 2015 listed above:

100 pages of detailed experimental evidence



Questions on evolution article and debates


Answers to questions on evolution

Margulis-Dawkins debate

Commentary on Margulis-Dawkins debate





Denis Noble on Google Scholar




complete set of videos:


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"The genome is an organ of the cell" (Barbara McClintock, Nobel laureate)

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NEWS: New book by Denis Noble from Cambridge University Press




"Highly readable, yet fully source-referenced"
"For the lay reader and the professional"



NEWS: Estonian edition of The Music of Life now published

NEWS: Dutch edition of The Music of Life now published



Dialogue with David Sloan Wilson

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Evolution Conversation at EB2015

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"What is Life" Lecture Karolinska Institutet February 2014

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Special journal issue on Evolution

200 pages of up-to-date research




THE THIRD WAY: a resource on Evolution




Evolution Answers pages now fully navigable




Interview and discussion

on the philosophical and social inadequacies

of neo-Darwinism


Opening plenary at IUPS Congress 2013

  Presidential Lecture


Physiology moves back onto centre stage

Worldwide viewing of evolution videos over 22,000

The opening plenary lecture to the highly successful International Congress of IUPS (over 3000 delegates) held in Birmingham in July 2013 was delivered by Denis Noble to a packed auditorium following an introductory talk by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society. The lecture proposes a new integrative synthesis between physiology and evolutionary biology. It has been published as an open article in Experimental Physiology which can be freely accessed here: article. Answers to questions frequently found on blogsites discussing the video and the article can be found here . An earlier video of the lecture can be found at PhysocTV.




A beautiful website has been posted by students at Yale University

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 Publication of the Journey towards The Music of Life:

An exciting scientific autobiography and an important collection of papers. Go to the separate page for details of this new book now available from Imperial College Press, booksellers worldwide, Amazon etc




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